Was Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo A Delight or a Disappointment?

I went into Solo thinking that I was probably going to enjoy the movie but that Alden Ehrenreich’s performance would slightly underwhelm the quality of the film, especially after hearing the mediocre reviews for the movie. So, as the movie began and Han burst onto the screen I immediately had a good feeling about this (see what I did there?) 🙂 Minor Spoilers Ahead!

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No, I didn’t see a young Harrison Ford lookalike, I saw something better; a young rogue living off the streets of Corellia with his beautiful girlfriend, Qi’Ra, and together they dreamed of escaping to worlds far away where they could live happily ever after. Alden Ehrenreich didn’t play Han Solo like he was already in his late 20s’. He played him like a young man who hadn’t even fully grown out of boyhood yet and it was awesome. We got to see the world from a young Han Solo’s eyes and got to experience his relationship with his comrades in a naive way that slowly changes throughout the duration of the film.

I think I was totally sold on this new Han Solo after he spoke Wookie to Chewbacca in their first meeting. Not only was it awesome to see that he could speak Wookie but it was absolutely HILARIOUS as well! That was definitely one of my favorite parts in the entire movie. I also loved his brash arrogance and confidence in himself throughout the movie because that’s Han in a nutshell. He always thinks he’s got things under control and can handle situations like a pro but most of the times he’s way off the mark and I loved that they brought that self-confident attitude of his to the movie.

And yes, the controversy of him shooting first has finally been resolved. I can’t go into great detail about what I’m talking about because that would be a MAJOR SPOILER but this controversial topic that has plagued Star Wars fans for years has finally been ended thanks to this Solo movie and I am so glad about it.

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I have to admit, I really, really liked Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo. He was charismatic, he was romantic when he needed to be romantic, he was funny, he was charming, and he was a definite delight. I’m really hoping Solo‘s box office doesn’t spook Star Wars into not making a sequel because I really want to see what happens next with his story and I want to see more fun and funny adventures from the young rogue.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the force be with you.

 

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